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Former Ireland second row Mike McCarthy has called time on his career on medical advice after the 35-year-old sustained an elbow injury.
Joe Schmidt cannot wait to get a look at the next generation of talent after announcing a 31-man squad for Ireland's three-Test summer tour.
Scrum-half Conor Murray has declared himself fit and raring to go after coming off the bench in Munster's final regular season game in the Guinness PRO12.
Ireland prop Mike Ross has announced that he is to retire from playing rugby at the end of the season.
Peter O'Mahony's performance in the RBS 6 Nations finale for Ireland against England was crucial to his selection for the British & Irish Lions on Wednesday, Ireland and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell has revealed.
Warren Gatland today unveiled the 41-man squad for the 2017 British & Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand.
Joe Schmidt is looking forward to working with Ronan O'Gara later this year as the former fly-half joins the Ireland coaching staff for this summer's tour.
Ireland captain Rory Best believes compatriot and Ulster team-mate Iain Henderson has done enough to earn a call up to Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions squad after finishing the RBS 6 Nations on a high with a standout performance in their 13-9 victory over England.
With two provinces into the European Champions Cup semi-finals, Irish rugby remains in rude health - according to Peter O'Mahony.
Joe Schmidt has never been afraid to throw new faces into the mix for Ireland.
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